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Lewis and Clark Blood Services Region

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.

 

Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600s to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Tammy Nakamura, External Communications Manager 
385-249-4036 (c) | 801-327-8122 (o)

 

 

 

 
March 24, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
January 26, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an...
January 11, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months...
December 17, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 7, 2015
American Red Cross and FOX 13 team up to help support patients Dec. 15 SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 7, 2015) — Being a hero isn’t out of reach for those who give blood with the American Red Cross at the 16th annual FOX 13 Reach Out Utah blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at...